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[movies]German Battlecruisers Scharnhorst on Patrol - U.S. Navy
This German propaganda movie was part of a U.S. Navy archive compiled during WWII, and acquired by Periscope Film. This Kriegsmarine film shows the cruise of the German warships Gneisenau and Blucher in the North Atlantic in 1939 and 1940. These two ships were to be part of what Adolph Hitler hoped would be a new German Navy that would challenge Britain's mastery of the sea. The cruiser Blucher would be sunk just a short time after the film was made, in 1940 during the invasion of Norway...
Keywords: U.S. Navy recruiting film
Downloads: 15,803 5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars(1 review)
[movies]Carrier flight deck safety - U.S. Navy
Made to promote flight deck safety, this Vietnam era film features footage shot aboard USS Forrestal (CVA-59). It was made in 1967, the same year that the ship suffered a terrible fire that cost 134 lives. It is unclear whether the film predates the fire, or was made in its wake. The USS Forrestal (CV-59) superseded Shinano of World War II vintage as the largest aircraft carrier ever built by full load displacement and was the first to specifically support jet aircraft...
Keywords: U.S. Navy training film
Downloads: 2,818 4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars(1 review)
[movies]The Fighting Lady USS Yorktown - Twentieth Century Fox
Made in 1944 and shot in color, The Fighting Lady is a documentary / propaganda film produced by Twentieth Century Fox for the U.S. Navy. The plot of the film revolves around the life of seamen on board the second USS Yorktown (CV-10) - "the Fighting Lady". The film includes footage of combat in the Marcus Islands, the attack on Truk in the Carolines,and the famous Marianas 'turkey shoot'. Directed by Edward Stiechen and narrated by Charles Boyer and Robert Taylor.
Keywords: U.S. Navy propaganda film
Downloads: 4,928 3.00 out of 5 stars3.00 out of 5 stars3.00 out of 5 stars(2 reviews)
[movies]The Wings of the Fleet - U.S. Government
A history of the early days of Naval aviation, Wings of the Fleet was made in the mid-1920s. Includes footage of the battleship USS Texas as it became the first warship to launch an aircraft in 1919, early blimp and dirigible tests, and experiments with amphibious aircraft. Some of the craft shown include the dirigible ZR-1, the Shenandoah, the Los Angeles, and the C-7. Seaplanes featured include the PN-9 and the record-breaking NC-4...
Keywords: U.S. Navy Publicity Film
Downloads: 1,366 3.00 out of 5 stars3.00 out of 5 stars3.00 out of 5 stars(1 review)
[movies]Battle of Midway - U.S. Navy
Made in 1942 and shot in color, "The Battle of Midway" is John Ford's masterpiece of documentary filmmaking. Featuring voice overs by Donald Crisp, Henry Fonda, and Jane Darwell, the film includes material shot by Ford himself during the Japanese bombardment of Midway. John Ford's handheld, 16mm footage of the battle was captured totally impromptu. He had been in transit on the island, roused from his bunk by the sounds of the battle, picked up his camera and began shooting...
Keywords: U.S. Navy propaganda film
Downloads: 1,949 3.00 out of 5 stars3.00 out of 5 stars3.00 out of 5 stars(1 review)
[movies]German Newsreel: Uboat sinks Courageous - German Newsreel
This German propaganda movie was part of a U.S. Navy archive compiled during WWII, and acquired by Periscope Film. This film celebrates the German U-boats, and especially the sinking of the British aircraft carrier HMS Courageous by submarine-launched torpedo. Adolf Hitler is seen decorating a U-boat crew. Featured submarines: Type IX (9) U-boats U-38 and U-37.
Keywords: German World War II (WWII) Propaganda film
Downloads: 2,975 2.00 out of 5 stars2.00 out of 5 stars(3 reviews)
[movies]Sailors and Sirens - Cine Art
An amusing short film, made prior to WWII, that shows a group of Hawaiian maidens performing the traditional hula dance aboard a U.S. Navy battleship.
Keywords: U.S. Navy short
Downloads: 1,306 1.00 out of 5 stars(1 review)
[movies]German Newsreel: German Navy WWI - German Newsreel
This German propaganda movie was part of a U.S. Navy archive compiled during WWII, and acquired by Periscope Film. Shows naval actions in World War I (WWI), including the German High Fleet engaging the British Royal Navy at Jutland. Contains actual combat footage of German warships firing upon and sinking a British battlecruiser which then capsizes. Footage also includes Zebrugge, Scapa Flow and Firth of Forth.
Keywords: World War I (WWI) German Newsreel
Downloads: 3,354 1.00 out of 5 stars(1 review)
[movies]Sunset in the Pacific - U.S. Navy
This 1945 Technicolor film was shown to Navy veterans in the aftermath of WWII. Intended to refocus the men who had lived through such horror, and who had trained to live by the sword, the film attempts to remind the viewer of the goals achieved by the conflict. This film may owe its existence to a very real fear that returning veterans would not be able to re-integrate into society; but such worries proved groundless...
Keywords: U.S. Navy training film
Downloads: 4,110 1.00 out of 5 stars(1 review)
[movies]German Newsreel: U-Boats - Germeinnuttziger
This German propaganda movie was part of a U.S. Navy archive compiled during WWII, and acquired by Periscope Film. In this film, the Battle of The Atlantic is seen from the German perspective as Kreigsmarine U-boats converge for a wolfpack patrol, hunting Allied merchant ships.
Keywords: German World War II (WWII) Propaganda film
Downloads: 2,209 1.00 out of 5 stars(1 review)
[movies]Graf Zeppelin Newsreel - German Schmalfilm
This German propaganda newsreel was part of a a U.S. Navy archive compiled during WWII. This film celebrates the launching of Germany's new navy, including the super battleship Bismarck in 1939 and a never-completed aircraft carrier, the Graf Zeppelin in 1938. Grand Admiral Erich Raeder and Adolph Hitler can be seen at the christening of Graf Zeppelin at Kiel. Also featured in this newsreel is footage of the construction of U-boats and the launch of a completed boat.
Keywords: Newsreel
Downloads: 2,303 1.00 out of 5 stars(1 review)
[movies]The World of the Sea Deep Diving - U.S. Navy
Profiles the role of the U.S. Navy's hardhat divers, and shows the various systems used to support their operations. This film includes footage of re-compression chambers and diver support equipment. The special men of honor who served as the Navy's hardhat divers during WWII salvaged lost equipment, repaired ships at sea and in the harbor, and served in many other important capacities.
Keywords: U.S. Navy training film
Downloads: 1,253 (2 reviews)
[movies]The Battle U.S. Navy Exercise 193? - U.S. Government
Made prior to the outbreak of World War II (WWII) as the United States began a build-up of its naval forces, "The Battle" shows a gigantic fleet exercise and promotes the capabilities of the two ocean navy. Features footage of battleships, aircraft carriers, cruisers, destroyers, submarines and various support craft including hospital ships and supply vessels. Many vessels are shown including the North Hampton class battleship Chicago (CA-29), the USS California (BB-44), and the submarine USS Pe...
Keywords: U.S. Navy Propaganda Film
Downloads: 804
[movies]Down to the Wire - U.S. Navy
Shot by award winning cinematographer Conrad Buff, "Down to the Wire" is a portrait of naval aviation cadets struggling to receive their carrier wings circa 1970. To become qualified as a carrier jet pilot, a variety of tasks must be mastered from "touch-and-go's" on land to that first hairy carrier landing at sea. The famed Essex class carrier USS Lexington (CV/CVA/CVS/CVT/AVT-16), known as "The Blue Ghost", appears in the film.
Keywords: U.S. Navy recruiting film
Downloads: 592
[movies]Cruisng with the Asiatic Fleet - U.S. Navy
This fascinating travelogue was made in 1934, in the era when China was in the grip of the Imperial nations. America operated its own fleet of warships in Chinese waters, to protect American interests, especially the tankers belonging to Standard Oil. Shown in the film are various U.S. Navy warships and gunboats, and although none are identified by name the USS Augusta (CA-31), flagship for the Asiatic fleet, is clearly visible...
Keywords: U.S. Navy Recruiting Film
Downloads: 431
[movies]Brought to Action - U.S. Navy
This U.S. Navy documentary depicts the sea battle at Leyte Gulf during the Allied landings at Mindoro in the Phillipines during World War II. During this battle, a small group of American escort carriers designated Taffy 3 engaged the Japanese fleet's main body, including the super battleship Yamato. That these lightly armed ships and their air crews managed to hold off Admiral Kurita's vanguard and prevent an assault on the vulnerable ships supporting the Allied ground invasion, remains one of ...
Keywords: U.S. Navy educational film
Downloads: 1,003
[movies]Yangtze Patrol U.S. Navy - U.S. Government
This rare film features ships of the U.S. Asiatic fleet patroling the Yangtze River. The Asiatic Fleet's gunboats were tasked with protecting American shipping (primarily oil tankers) from pirates and the Japanese. Contains amazing footage of life in China circa 1935 including the cities of Chunking, Shanghai, and the countryside. Ships featured in this film are the USS Augusta (CA-31), USS Borie (DD-215) and USS Simpson (DD-221) as well as US gunboats.
Keywords: Newsreel of US Involvement in China pre World War II (WWII)
Downloads: 978
[movies]Manila is Bombed - Castle Films Newsreel
The Japanese attacked Manila and the Phillipines on December 7, 1941, and caught one of America's great generals, Douglas MacArthur relatively unprepared. The loss of the American air forces on the ground in the initial attacks, forced the Army to make a quick retreat to the Bataan peninsula and the fortress of Corregidor. This film shows the early stage of the battle, and was made shortly after MacArthur fled the Phillipines for Australia where he would go on to command Allied forces...
Keywords: Newsreel
Downloads: 732
[movies]USCG Academy - U.S. Coast Guard
Shot in the 1930s, this film profiles the United States Coast Guard Academy (USCGA), the military academy of the United States Coast Guard located in New London, Connecticut. The four year program offered by the Academy is described, and the various academy, athletic and other opportunities presented detailed. Seagoing activities aboard a modern cutter are shown, including gunnery practice.
Keywords: U.S. Coast Guard recruiting film
Downloads: 407
[movies]Coast Guard On Foreign Shores - U.S. Coast Guard
The Coast Guard played an important role in the Allied victory in WWII. Coast Guardsmen manned nearly every type of support vessel for the Navy, and went into harm's way not only in the battle against the U-boats, but at every amphibious landing from North Africa to Sicily, Italy to D-Day, Guadalcanal, Tarawa, Luzon, Okinawa and Iwo Jima. This film shows the role of the Coast Guard, and features terrific footage of many of the battles in which USCG ships and men participated...
Keywords: Coast Guard educational film
Downloads: 515
[movies]Men Make the Navy - U.S. Navy
This wonderful propaganda film features Lowell Thomas narrating. Probably made before Pearl Harbor, the film features a brief segment at the end identifying Adolph Hitler and Japan as American adversaries. Some of the material includes: fleet maneuvers involving battleships, cruisers, destroyers and aircraft carriers, PT boats including PT-9, the destroyer USS Phelps (DD-360) launching a torpedo at sea, the U.S...
Keywords: U.S. Navy recruiting film
Downloads: 544
[movies]41 for Freedom: Polaris Submarines - U.S. Government
Celebrates the launching of the nation's forty-one Polaris fleet ballistic missile submarines, the "41 for Freedom". These boats formed the nation's undersea nuclear deterrent throughout most of the Cold War. Features footage of USS Tunny (SS-282), USS Woodrow Wilson (SSBN-624), USS Lafayette (SSBN-616), USS Daniel Boone (SSBN-629), USS Mariano G. Vallejo (SSBN-658), USS Will Rogers (SSBN-659), and USS Nautilus (SSN-571)...
Keywords: U.S. Navy educational film
Downloads: 799
[movies]Coast Guard Academy - U.S. Coast Guard
Shot in the 1950s, this film profiles the United States Coast Guard Academy (USCGA), the military academy of the United States Coast Guard located in New London, Connecticut. The four year program offered by the Academy is described, and the various academy, athletic and other opportunities presented detailed. The venerable sailing vessel Eagle is shown conducting a cruise to Europe, escorted by the USCGC Campbell (WPG-32) a 327-foot (100 m) Secretary-Class (also known as "Treasury Class") cutte...
Keywords: U.S. Coast Guard recruiting film
Downloads: 344
[movies]Countdown for Polaris - U.S. Government
This film profiles the USS George Washington (SSBN-598), the lead ship of her class of Polaris ballistic missile submarines. This nuclear powered submarine the third ship of the United States Navy to be named for George Washington, first President of the United States, and the first of that name to be purpose-built as a warship.
Keywords: Polaris Missles and the development of the Nuclear Powered Ballistic Submarine; SSBN
Downloads: 526
[movies]The Angled Deck Carrier - U.S. Navy
The USS Antietam (CV/CVA/CVS-36) was one of 24 Essex-class aircraft carriers built during World War II, and the first carrier to be fitted with an angled deck. This innovative feature, made possible by the addition of a port sponson, effectively allowed aircraft to take off while others were simultaneously landing. This film was made to acquaint naval aviators and deck crew with this new feature. Also shown in the film is USS Coral Sea (CV/CVB/CVA-43), a Midway-class aircraft carrier which was c...
Keywords: U.S. Navy training film
Downloads: 1,324
[movies]German Navy Newsreels - German Newsreel
This German propaganda movie was part of a U.S. Navy archive compiled during WWII, and acquired by Periscope Film. The German invasion of Norway is shown, with units of the Kriegsmarine enforcing sea lanes and allowing the free movement of supplies and men. Junkers trimotor aircraft support the invasion.
Keywords: German propaganda film
Downloads: 1,053
[movies]Cadet Cruise - U.S. Coast Guard
Made in 1940, this U.S. Coast Guard film shows the Cadet Cruise made by the USCG's class of 1940. The USCG cutter Bibb was deployed to South America with the cadets on board, and visits made to a variety of Central and South American ports. A transit of the Panama Canal is made, and Lima and Santiago visited along with Cartagena. Bibb is quite a storied sip. Built in 1936, the USCGC Bibb (WPG-31) was a 327-foot (100 m) Secretary-Class (also known as "Treasury Class") Coast Guard ship named for U...
Keywords: U.S. Coast Guard recruiting film
Downloads: 379
[movies]The Fleet That Came to Stay - U.S. Navy
The Fleet That Came to Stay was produced by the US Navy in 1945, and details the aerial and naval battles that raged during the invasion of Okinawa. The Okinawa campaign was especially devastating for the U.S. Navy due to the use of kamikaze suicide planes by the Japanese. After being hit by two kamikaze planes, the USS Bunker Hill (CV-17) was severely damaged, and 346 of its crew were KIA.
Keywords: U.S. Navy educational film
Downloads: 335
[movies]USS Wakefield: Story of a Transport - U.S. Navy
During a glamorous career as the ocean liner USS Manhattan, the Manhattan plied the Atlantic sea lanes between Europe and the USA. It carried the U.S. Olympic team including Jesse Owens and Glenn Cunningham to Germany in 1936. During WWII, the ship was rechristened the USS Wakefield (AP-21) and placed into service by the U.S. Coast Guard as a troop ship. Its wartime service was spent transporting tens of thousands of American soldiers to the battlefront...
Keywords: U.S. Navy Propaganda Film
Downloads: 433
[movies]Men of the Coast Guard - Willard Pictures
Made prior to the outbreak of WWII, "Men of the Coast Guard" presents America's first line of shore defense. Seen in this film are the Coast Guard cutters, life boats, and light ships that patrol America's home waters. The film also shows how recruits are drawn from the merchant marine and trained in the arts of lifesaving, seamanship, and navigation. The full rigged sail ship Joseph Conrad is seen at sea, fulfilling its mission by training cadets about teamwork...
Keywords: Newsreel
Downloads: 403
[movies]Freedom of the Seas - U.S. Navy
While the Battle of the Atlantic that took place during WWII is well known, the struggle to get troops, man and supplies to Europe from the USA during World War I was also momentous. German U-boats took a frightening toll on American ships, and their brazen raids are in fact one of the key reasons America declared war on Germany and its allies. This film is a short portrait of the struggle, showing how lookouts, convoys, and new weapons such as the depth-charge-firing "Y gun" were used to sink U...
Keywords: U.S. Navy educational film
Downloads: 574
[movies]Submarine Retrieval - U.S. Navy
This U.S. Navy film shows how a sunken submarine can be raised from the depths using pontoons and air apparatus. Features footage of the salvage vessel USS Hoist (ARS-40), hard hat divers, and animations and footage of a real salvage operation exercise.
Keywords: U.S. Navy training film
Downloads: 750
[movies]Take Her Down - U.S. Navy
Features rare footage of the L class, Holland S class and K class submarines, as well as the U.S. Navy's first submarine the Holland. Features footage of the Atlantic Submarine Flotilla including USS L-11 (SS-51), USS L-10 (SS-50), USS L-4 (SS-43), S-19 (SS-124), K-2 (SS-33), K-4 (SS-35). Also features shots of GATO class boats USS Threadfin (SS-272), USS Trigger (SS-237) during World War II. The film shows the history of the Silent Service through 1954, including the Submarine Training School a...
Keywords: U.S. Navy educational film
Downloads: 808
[movies]German Navy Fight in the English Channel - Degeto
This German propaganda movie was part of a U.S. Navy archive compiled during WWII, and acquired by Periscope Film. German naval action in the Atlantic Ocean and English Channel is seen, including raids by Kriegsmarine aircraft and flying boats, interdiction of neutral ships at sea, and U-boat wolfpack maneuvers against Allied shipping.
Keywords: German propaganda film
Downloads: 1,104
[movies]German U-Boat Newsreel Refuel at Sea - German Newsreel
This German propaganda movie was part of a U.S. Navy archive compiled during WWII, and acquired by Periscope Film. In this film, a German U-boat is shown being resupplied at sea by a Type XIV milkcow submarine. Torpedoes and food are transferred, along with diesel fuel. The U-boat then resumes its hunt for English merchant ships during the Battle of the Atlantic.
Keywords: German propaganda film
Downloads: 1,828
[movies]USCG Auxilliary - U.S. Coast Guard
During a wartime emergency, the ships of the Coast Guard were supplemented by hundreds of civil craft. Outfitted as Coast Guard Auxilliary craft, these pleasure cruisers were tasked with such tasks as spotting enemy U-boats, and rescuing crews of ships sunk in the Battle of the Atlantic. This rare film, made as a recruiting tool for this special service, discusses how it all works.
Keywords: U.S. Coast Guard recruiting film
Downloads: 283
[movies]The Rise of the Soviet Navy - U.S. Navy
Made by the U.S. Navy at the height of the Cold War, this informative film chronicles the history of the Soviet Navy from the Czarist era through WWI, the Revolution, WWII, and the Cold War. The film begins with shots of the helicopter aircraft carrier Moscow / Moskva on its maiden voyage in the Mediterranean Sea in 1968. The Kashin class guided-missile destroyers, the world's first major ships built with gas turbine propulsion, are also shown along with Soviet nuclear submarines...
Keywords: U.S. Navy educational film
Downloads: 917
[movies]Yanks Smash Truk - Castle Films
This short newsreel, produced for the home market, shows Operation Hailstone, the U.S. assault on "Japan's Pearl Harbor", the naval base at Truk. Footage shows Task Force 58, which included the fleet carriers USS Yorktown, USS Essex, USS Intrepid, USS Bunker Hill, USS Enterprise, and the light carriers USS Belleau Wood, USS Cabot, USS Monterey, and USS Cowpens as they strike the Japanese base beginning in February of 1944...
Keywords: Newsreel
Downloads: 584
[movies]Submarine Support Operations - U.S. Government
U.S. Navy training film for submarine crew members, showing how the submarine fleet is organized and how it is serviced from a supply standpoint. Featuring footage of Tench, Balao and Guppy class submarines: USS Sirago SS-485, USS Tusk SS-426, USS Halfbeak SS-352, USS Irex SS-482.
Keywords: US Fleet Type Submarines
Downloads: 589
[movies]The Eyes of the Navy - U.S. Navy
Produced in cooperation with the United States Navy, "The Eyes of the Navy" follows aviators through their basic training in Pensacola, Florida and advanced training at Naval Air Station San Diego, California. Various phases of instruction are shown, from classroom work, to instrument training in a Link trainer, solo flight and carrier landings and take-offs from USS Enterprise (CV-6). Some other highlights include machine gun practice, bombing and dive bombing practice...
Keywords: U.S. Navy recruiting film
Downloads: 1,221
[movies]Coast Guard Ice Patrol - Affiliated Film Productons
Details the work of the U.S. Coast Guard in the international sea lanes of the Northern Pacific, where icebergs are a constant threat to passenger and cargo ships. USCG patrol vessels track ice formations, assisted by B-17 aircraft. Features footage of the famed liner Queen Mary and USCGC Mendota (WHEC-69), an Owasco class high endurance cutter. Mendota was scrapped in 1974.
Keywords: U.S. Coast Guard educational film
Downloads: 423
[movies]Polaris Blue and Gold - U.S. Government
Shows the USS George Washington (SSBN-598) on deterrent patrol somewhere in the Atlantic Ocean. The nation's first ballistic missile submarine, George Washington and its sister Polaris submarines were the nation's undersea deterrent arm throughout the Cold War.
Keywords: U.S. Navy recruiting film
Downloads: 292
[movies]USCG Alaska Patrol - U.S. Coast Guard
The sea lanes surrounding Alaska are the gateway to the Arctic Ocean, and of vital importance to the United States during the Cold War. In this film, the men of the Coast Guard cutter USCGC Klamath (WHEC-66) visit Alaskan waters, and perform various humanitarian missions among its Native American residents. Klamath also monitors the seas, servicing buoys and making certain the sea lanes are safe for transit...
Keywords: U.S. Coast Guard educational film
Downloads: 593
[movies]Launching of the USS Lafayette - General Dynamics
Shows the launching of the USS Lafayette, SSBN-616, one of the new Polaris nuclear ballistic missile submarines. Built at the General Dynamics shipyard in Groton, Connecticut, Lafayette was christened by then-First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy, whose husband Jack Kennedy was an avid supporter of the Polaris submarine program.
Keywords: U.S. Navy propaganda film
Downloads: 306
[movies]U.S. Navy News: Submarines Blueback, Skipjack - U.S. Navy
This short film, part of the "Navy News Highlights", shows some of the stunning accomplishments made by the Silent Service in the late 1950's. First, USS Skate (SSN-578) the third nuclear submarine commissioned by the Navy, becomes only the second submarine to reach the North Pole and the first to surface there. Next, the launching of the Barbel-class USS Blueback is shown. USS Blueback was built by Ingalls Shipbuilding Corporation of Pascagoula, Mississippi, and was the last non-nuclear submari...
Keywords: U.S. Navy propaganda film
Downloads: 632
[movies]Development of the Regulus II - Chance Vought
The RGM-15 was more commonly known as the Regulus II, was an air-breathing, nuclear capable cruise missile that began development in 1957. This film, made by manufacturer Chance Vought, chronicles the testing and development of the supersonic, jet powered missile at Edwards Air Force Base. It culminates in the one and only launch of the bird off of a submarine, the USS Grayback (SSG-574) in 1958. This film also shows some of the amazing JATO launches of the missile, and the remote control landin...
Keywords: Financing Procurement Film
Downloads: 640
[movies]USS Triton: Beyond Magellan - General Dynamics
The USS Triton (SSRN-586) was one of the largest submarines of its era. Equipped with twin reactors, Triton circumnavigated the world underwater in 1960, under the command of famous submariner Edward L. Beach. This color film details life aboard Triton during that epochal trip, and shows its triumphant homecoming, including a visit from President Dwight Eisenhower. Triton was to be used as a radar picket submarine, but problems related to its design meant that it was eventually relegated to use ...
Keywords: U.S. Navy educational film
Downloads: 398
[movies]Graf Spee Scuttled German Navy - Castle Films
The scuttling of the German pocket battleship Graf Spee is shown, off the coast of Uruguay in December of 1939. Features footage of the Graf Spee's captain Hans Langsdorff, and the aftermath of the Battle of the River Plate. Various British ships from Hunting Group 'G' of the South Atlantic Squadron (HMS Exeter, HMS Ajax, HMS Cumberland and HMS Achilles) are shown along with Beagle Class destroyers such as H30.
Keywords: WWII propaganda newsreel
Downloads: 1,286
[movies]Saga of the USS Franklin - U.S. Navy
Shows the 1945 cruise of the aircraft carrier USS Franklin (CV-13) across the Pacific and into combat. Corsair and Avenger aircraft are shown performing take-offs and landings, on what seems like it will be a 'typical' combat cruise. During combat the Franklin was struck by two armor piercing bombs dropped by a Japanese Zero aircraft. At least one penetrated the flight deck, setting off a series of explosions that crippled the ship...
Keywords: U.S. Navy propaganda film
Downloads: 1,269
[movies]USS Aluminaut The Underseas Explorer - U.S. Government
Made by the Reynolds Aluminum Co, the Aluminaut was an experimental deep sea exploration submarine built in 1964. The Aluminaut is credited with rescuing the DSV Alvin-2 in 1969 after it sank, and helping to locate an atomic bomb lost off the coast of Palomares, Spain in 1966. Also featured in the film is footage of the NR-1, the Navy's nuclear powered research submarine, the bathyscaphe Trieste and Trieste II, and other vessels including the Perry Cubmarine...
Keywords: U.S. Navy educational film
Downloads: 665
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